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Tom Daley and his barefoot girlfriend Kassidy Cook emerge from nightclub as they celebrate his A-Level results

18 August 2012 His fans are having to cope with the news that he is seeing fellow diver Kassidy Cook, after she flew from America to visit him the day after he won his medal. And pulling on their heartstrings further, Tom Daley and his girlfriend Cook were pictured, hand in hand last night as they left Funky Buddha. The young couple appeared to be in high spirits as they left the Mayfair hotspot, and they obviously did their rounds on the dancefloor as Kassidy left the venue barefoot with her heels in hand. Tom and Kassidy were apparently out celebrating his A-Level results, in which he achieved an A in Spanish, A* in Photography and an A in Mathematics. The 18-year-old diver looked dapper in a black blazer, a printed T-shirts, black jeans and desert boots, whereas Cook wore pleated cream top with a pair of jeans and black heels. As they headed off in a cab together, they were seen getting quite close, and Cook rested her hand on his thigh as he put his arm over her shoulder. Tom has been in the public eye ever since he was a skinny schoolboy with braces on his teeth. So it may come as rather a shock to see clean-cut Tom with a distinctly grown up accessory – a tattoo. The teenage diver has succumbed to the trend for Olympic athletes to ink a reminder of their remarkable achievements on their skin. Barely a week after he won his bronze medal, he has had the five Olympic rings tattooed on his upper arm. In a recent interview, he revealed his mother had given him a voucher for a tattoo for his 18th birthday. He said: ‘I’m playing around with a couple of ideas, but it will probably be the Olympic rings.’ The diver, who at the 2008 Games became Britain’s second-youngest Olympian ever, said: ‘I really want to get a tattoo of the Olympic rings. I’m thinking on my upper arm?’ And last night he tweeted: ‘I finally have my Olympic tattoo...I will post a pic later!!!’ He then uploaded the picture, showing him proudly holding his arm in the air with plastic still covering the design. Daley’s not the only member of Team GB to have an inking; his diving teammate Nick Robinson-Baker also has the rings, while British gymnast Daniel Keatings has the five Olympic rings, in colour, and a red-and-blue British lion on his stomach, which he had done after the Beijing Games. Great Britain hockey goalkeeper Beth Storry has the Olympic motto ‘faster, higher, stronger’ tattooed in Chinese on the inside of her left foot above the arch. It remains to be seen what Daley’s legions of adoring teenage fans will make of his tattoo.


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